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International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

Key Features of the Course

Qualification Type

IGC Certificate


Certificate Level


UK and International

Qualification Title

International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

Accreditation Status

Nebosh Accredited Centre 1536

There are currently 90,000 people alone in the UK who holds the International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. This is a widely respected qualification that is designed for employees and employers across multiple sectors and industries. If you are a team leader, supervisor or manager, it is essential that you are aware of health and safety protocols to ensure that your workers are safe and well. When employees get sick or are prone to workplace injuries, the productivity of the business goes down. In order to keep the productivity of the business high, employees must remain healthy and safe. This is the core objective of the qualification. If you aspire to gain employment in this field, taking this course will give you the opportunity to have a successful career in occupational health and safety.

It is not only high-risk industries that need to put health and safety at the forefront. It is a recognised and popular concept that employers should implement to ensure people who work under them not only come to work well, but also go home healthy and safely. The International Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety will benefit all levels of employees and employers who may not have specific knowledge of this subject, but want to learn best practices in order to create a safe working environment. Holders of this certificate can enjoy a range of opportunities and enhanced career prospects.

The learning material will be available on the online portal, and will be sent to your device directly. The Live Online Classes are done completely online which includes tutor support, assignment submission and eventual exams. All you need is your computer, laptop, or iPad, and an internet connection, and you can attend classes from anywhere! Every session consists of a lecture, a Q&A session and a discussion. Learners will be given breaks during the training.

When can I start?

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Notified Later 9.00am - 5.00pm 10 Days Notified Later
Group 2
Notified Later 7.00pm - 9.00pm 2 hrs Notified Later

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♦ A recognised qualification that provides the opportunity to gain employment anywhere in the world

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♦ Hands-on lessons with lots of opportunity to practice

♦ Free access to the online version of the course

♦ Q&A and discussion section in every session

In this International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, you will study,

Unit IGC1: Management of international health and safety

♦ Foundations in health and safety

♦ Health and safety management systems – Plan

♦ Health and safety management systems – Do

♦ Health and safety management systems – Check

♦ Health and safety management systems – Act

Unit IGC2: Controlling workplace hazards

♦ Workplace hazards and risk control

♦ Transport hazards and risk control

♦ Musculoskeletal hazards and risk control

♦ Work equipment hazards and risk control

♦ Electrical safety

♦ Fire safety

♦ Chemical and biological health hazards and risk control

♦ Physical and psychological health hazards and risk control

Unit IGC3: Health and safety practical application

♦ Health and safety practical application

This qualification gives learners the opportunity to:

♦ You will learn to manage health and safety effectively in the workplace

♦ You will learn to identify common workplace hazards, and prevent and control them

♦ Learn to measure your success in workplace health and safety

♦ Learn about key international standards

♦ Employees across multiple sectors and industries

♦ Ideal for Team Leaders, Supervisors and Managers who are responsible for health and safety management

♦ Ideal for anyone with an interest in having a career in health and safety

♦ There are no formal pre-requisites to take this course

♦ It is recommended that learners have a suitable standard of English language in order to understand the concepts outlined in the syllabus

♦ A score of 6.0 or higher in IELTS

Once you successfully complete the course, you will gain International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.

The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) will award learners a globally recognised qualification that is designed to meet various requirements in the workplace such as health, safety and risk management.

To gain the NEBOSH International General Certificate, learners must successfully complete 2 assessments, which include a two-hour written examination and three-hour practical assessment that is carried out in the workplace.

Exam Details:

Assessment results are taken in English which also includes the practical examination. Results will be received within 50 working days from the submission of the assignment or date of the examination.

The pass mark can vary, but learners will be awarded marks according to the following.

♦ IG1 written exam paper (at least 45 marks out of 100)

♦ Computer-based exam

♦ IG2 practical exam – pass or refer for the assignment

Once learners complete the written exam and achieve the ‘pass’ mark for the practical exam, the overall grade is awarded according to the following.

♦ 45-64 marks – Pass

♦ 65-74 marks – Credit

♦ 75 and above – Distinction

Once you successfully complete the National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, you can demonstrate your skills and expertise in workplace health and safety and get the desired job role. This qualification is the required level for manager roles in the health and safety sector. Here are some job titles you can land, along with the average UK salary per annum according to

♦ Health and Safety Coordinator – (£22,581 per annum)

♦ Health and Safety Manager – (£35,561 per annum)

♦ Health and Safety Advisor – (£29,939 per annum)

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Learners can cancel the course and receive a full refund, 10 business days prior to the start date of the course. If we do not have 10 business days’ notice, we cannot offer a refund.

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